Lee Sankey to Retire Next Month

November 10, 2019

After 15 years of service, Lee Sankey will retire from the Kansas Area Foundation at the end of December.

Lee joined the Foundation staff in 2004 as the Director of Stewardship Services. During his tenure, Lee played a vital role for many churches through serving as a consultant, designing and implementing many capital campaigns. In addition, Lee helped with annual stewardship commitment programs and on New Consecration Sunday, often spoke in churches across the state. As the Foundation’s Church Development Loan Fund ministry grew, Lee helped churches go through the planning and loan application process.

“Lee has been a valuable member of our Foundation staff for the past 15 years. His leadership and counseling has helped many Kansas Methodist congregations in their capital campaigns and stewardship training.” Bruce Schwyhart, Chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees, said. “Our Board of Trustees are very appreciative of his many contributions to our organization and to the Great Plains Conference. We wish him and his wife, Susan, well as they move into his retirement from the Foundation.”

The Foundation is grateful for the many years of service Lee has invested United Methodist Churches across the state. 

Cards and well wishes for Lee can be sent to the Foundation Office through the end of the year. The address is KAUMF P.O. Box 605 Hutchinson, KS 67504.

With Lee’s retirement, the Foundation is seeking to hire a Director of Legacy Giving to continue serving United Methodist churches and individuals across our connection. A full job description can be found on our website, www.kaumf.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz, President and CEO, at dpetz@kaumf.org.

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